John Corabi Believes Mick Mars Was Fired From Mötley Crüe

John Corabi, former Mötley Crüe singer, was asked on the “Life In The Stocks” podcast if he had any thoughts about Mick Mars’s recent announcement that he will no longer tour with Mötley Crüe.

 “I do [have an opinion],” he responded. “I will just say this: I know John [5] as well. He’s a brilliant — and I cannot say ‘brilliant’ loud enough — he’s a brilliant guitar player and a great dude. But the verdict for me is out until I hear a statement from Mick. The statement that we heard was put together by Mötley and their people. And I’m not totally sure I believe what they’re saying. So I’ll just leave it at that.”

“I don’t totally believe Mick‘s reasons for leaving Mötley,” he continued. “And I don’t even know if he left Mötley. I believe maybe he was shown the door. Because as long as I can remember… F**k, when we were doing the Generation Swine record, they were complaining about his guitar playing then. And if you really look at all of the records they’ve done since then… The majority of the guitars on the Swine record, which is one of the reasons why I sued the guys, are mine. They were complaining about Mick the whole f**king time. And I don’t know if he played on ‘New Tattoo’ — I’m not sure — but I know on Red, White & Crüe, it was D.J. Ashba; on ‘Saints Of Los Angeles’, it was D.J. Ashba; and on ‘The Dirt’ [soundtrack], it was John 5.

“I don’t know,” he continued. “I could be totally wrong about this, so don’t run around and f**king, whatever, put it in print yet, but I’m just saying I’m waiting for Mick‘s response. The one that we’ve all heard came from Mötley and their management.”

Mick Mars has officially retired from touring with Mötley Crüe due to worsening health issues. He will still remain a member of the band, but will not participate in any touring activities. John 5 has been named as his replacement.